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Bye Week History Lesson: RFK Stadium at 50 - Part Seven

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LBJ Stadium? Curly R's eight part series on the history of RFK Stadium continues, and then there was just decades of Redskins football. Part One:  Faded GloryPart Two:  Government InterventionPart...

Bye Week History Lesson: RFK Stadium at 50 - Part Six

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LBJ Stadium? Curly R's eight part series on the history of RFK Stadium continues, did you ever wonder how the stadium really got its name? Part One:  Faded GloryPart Two:  Government InterventionP...

Bye Week History Lesson: RFK Stadium at 50 - Part Five

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When Bobby Arrived Curly R's eight part series on the history of RFK Stadium continues, in this episode we exactly what the Redskins did to get around the whole You Guys Don't Have Any Blacks On...

Bye Week History Lesson: RFK Stadium at 50 - Part Four

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Not even in the back of the team bus Curly R's eight part series on the history of RFK Stadium continues, in this episode we first learn of the complex relationship between the federal government,...

Bye Week History Lesson: RFK Stadium at 50 - Part Three

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Not even in the back of the team bus Greetings Sunday denizens of Hogs Haven, as you are watching football and perusing news, please take a moment, sit back and ponder:  The Giants lost in the...

Bye Week History Lesson: RFK Stadium at 50 - Part Two

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Big government The day belongs to Al Davis, who died today at age 82, and not to the Redskins on their bye week.  I am sure Ken and Kevin will join me in sending our condolences to Al's family,...

Bye Week History Lesson: RFK Stadium at 50 - Part One

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Just the sight of it Greetings denizens of Hogs Haven, Ben Folsom from The Curly R here, did you know RFK Stadium, home to the Redskins for 36 years, turned 50 this week?  You probably did not,...

The Folsom Point: Evaluate This

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Well. The 2010 season is over, the Redskins finished 6-10, ending on another miss by a bad kicker who was needed in crucial situations too many times because of an offense that could not fight its...

The Folsom Point: Beginning of the End

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I will be sure to disclaim that anything could happen, and other teams could fail out and help the Redskins, or there could be another miracle run to end the season.  Disclaimer up front, no fine...

The Folsom Point: Dono Darko

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With one minute and fifty seconds left and Washington down by six in the Redskins game eight against the Detroit Lions quarterback Donovan McNabb was benched, the resulting breach in the Primary...

The Folsom Point: No Air

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I do not know even where to begin.  There are so many bad things, I'll hit them after the jump, on this side let us talk about the game itself.  As I have been for every Redskins-Eagles game but...

The Folsom Point: Remember the Good Parts

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In which we lay effusive praise on the defense while pretty much ignoring the offense.  Mostly. The thing that will be remembered about the Bears game on Sunday is what a mess it was, nine total...

The Folsom Point: The Surgeon

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In which we lay praise most effusive onto Peyton Manning and the Colts offense notwithstanding any particular Redskins performance. All I have to say is wow.  If you ever wanted to see what a pure...

The Folsom Point: Do We Actually Want This?

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A strange motivation has overcome injured tailback Clinton Portis, now suddenly he is talking not about his critics or about helping his teammates or about how hard he runs and blocks on every...

The Folsom Point: Civil Rest in Philadelphia

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I was fortunate enough to be at Sunday's game in Philadelphia, Redskins-Eagles games being something of a hobby for me for more than a decade.  And just when I thought I had seen everything there,...

The Folsom Point: Coffee and a Cold Shower

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It is a simple multiple choice question:  Do you see the loss to the Rams as a canary in the coal mine the Redskins are headed down a long path to a bad season kind of loss?  Or do you see it as an...

The Folsom Point: The Breakdowns

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First let us get the obligatory out of the way:  Sunday's loss to the Texans was about as good a loss as you can expect at this point in the reconstruction project that is the Washington Redskins. ...

The Folsom Point: A Bit Surreal

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So that actually happened: Donovan McNabb is actually Washington's quarterback, Mike Shanahan is actually the coach and the Redskins actually wore gold pants.  Throw in actually making the Cowboys...

The Folsom Point: A Known Known for 2010

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Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously once educated the world about the three categories of knowledge:  the Known Knowns, these are the things you know you know, like the sun will...

The Folsom Point: Progress versus Regress

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I have words for Redskins fans:  Feel better.  Because other teams are headed in a different direction. This only matters of course if you are concerned about injuries and lack of offensive...

The Folsom Point: Out of His League

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Albert Haynesworth is a slackadaisical bumbler who has failed all four tests administered to him since the new regime came to Ashburn:  He bailed on the offseason program which was always more...

Introducing: The Folsom Point

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Greetings Hogs Haveners, allow me to reintroduce myself, I am Ben Folsom, editor of The Curly R and I invite you to join me for a new regular Tuesday Hogs Haven feature called The Folsom Point...

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RIP Jim Johnson

A Redskins fan's tribute to Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson.  I attended nineteen of a possible twenty Redskins-Eagles games coached by Jim, spanning ten years and three stadiums.  Long...

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Game Journal: Redskins at Eagles, 10/5/2008

South Lawrence Street and Packer Avenue, 11am, 5 October 2008 Greetings Eagles fans, Ben from The Curly R here, as we have for the past ten seasons my traveling partner lifetime Eagles fan, season...

Special Event Journal: Powerade's Pro Game Day Experience at FedEx Field with Jason Campbell

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Greetings Hogs Haven readers, it's Ben from Curly R, I had a chance to attend a special event today with Jason Campbell, I took some photos and video and got a couple of minutes to talk with Jason...

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Gonzo's Blogger Deathsport Week Eight Picks

Making your picks to loud music is mandatory For the second week in a row Gonzo failed to post up his against the spread football picks in the Blogger Deathsport pool.  Thanks to the wonders of...

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Gonzo's Blogger Deathsport Week Seven Picks

A man posts up his picks Mr. I'm too busy posted up his Blogger Deathsport picks from two weeks ago... on email.  Maybe he wanted them to be a secret, would not surprise me since Gonzo went 5-9...

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Blogger Deathsport: Blitzburgh Week Six Picks

That Steeltown work ethic Blitzburgh did not post his picks for Blogger Deathsport last week, oh he got them in on email, this is a blogger pool, not an emailer pool.  For posterity and scoring...

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Blogger Deathsport: Skin Patrol and TexSkins Week Six Picks

It's not called Emailer Deathsport for a reason Skin Patrol and TexSkins did not post their picks for Blogger Deathsport last week, oh they got them in on email, this is a blogger pool, not an...

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Blogger Deathsport: Week 3 Picks

Think I'll just stay in again tonight Because RCR was too lazy to post his week three picks in the Blogger Deathsport against the spread pick 'em pool, I have done so for him from email picks he...

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